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Hey Pitsters!

 

While I confess I've not been around the forums much of late, I find myself in need of your expertise.

 

My computer has been getting wonkey for the last week or so. I started as random reboots that I thought I have fixed. (svchost problem I think) and now its locking up. It all started ofter a trial run of O&O defrag ran out and I disabled the auto start until I had the cash to buy. That's about the time it started rebooting. I removed the program and that's about when it started locking up. I've tried updating drivers, defragging, even gone so far as trying a repair of my windows install. I've swapped out memory chips and monitored my temps (all were in the nominal range when the lockups occurred). I thought it might have been my vid card but I swapped it out for an old PCI card I had lying around with no joy.

 

Now for the kicker: I can boot into safe mode and it will run all day long.

 

And to pour salt into the wound: My windows is installed on a RAID 0

 

I can't run a pit test but I have a month old pit test FWIW

 

pit test

 

:pullhair:

 

Any thoughts anyone?

 

Neil

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Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

does a good job at removing programs

have you consider the uninstall you did

may have left some bits and pieces behind

causing your computer to lock up

it is however your choice to use

 

Good Luck

EDWARD

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I DLd it mme but I can't run it in safe mode and normal SU locks up so I can't run it there. I'm stumped! :cr@sh:

 

I mean, I can boot up fully but even if I don't touch anything or run anything it will lock up and required a restart.

 

I'm starting to thing I may have to do a clean install to cure this thing. I don't think its a HW problem?

 

 

 

Neil

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open device manager

 

Start/Run/devmgmt.msc /click ok

click on view tab

show hidden devices

look for gray triangle box

look for that program software

if you see it

try too uninstall or remove driver software

 

you can also open regedit from run command

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

look for o&o software and delete it

 

open my computer

c:drive>>program files>>look for o&o folder delete it

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I don't see o&o in there. I think it got uninstalled. I just del all o&o refs in reg. will see

 

Right now i'm DLing sp3. Kind of a last ditch effort

 

Neil

 

BTW: In DM I see a "srescan" with an (!) on it. Know what that might be?

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have you tried doing a chkdsk /r

 

 

Start/Run/chkdsk /rclick ok

type in [b[Y[/b]

press enter

chkdsk cannot run

just restart your computer

allow it to run

your computer will restart after its finished

takes a couple of hours

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I Have, mme; but with all I've done over the last several days once more can't hurt.

 

It's running now.

 

I thought i had it whipped last night. I installed the stand-alone sp3 up grade and it ran for over two hours.

 

when I set MSCONFIG back to normal startup and rebooted it started locking up again. :angry:

 

Neil

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Go back to msconfig

under startup tab

disable everything

except your antivirus program

restart in normal

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Yea, first thing I tried was to go back to what had worked before but no joy. Right now i seem to be in a chkdsk loop. it completes, boots to windows, locks up, I press reset and chkdsk started again.

 

I think I need to start planning for a clean install.

 

I have a 600 GB RAID 0 with a 40GB partition for windows only. all my files and docs are on the D; partition. I've already backed up my Outlook PST files. I just don't cherish the thought of reloading all of my softwares. In the long run it may be for effective use of my time as this struggle is on day four!

 

Neil

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Open a command prompt...

Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |

Type or paste the following line:

 

chkntfs /d

 

Hit the Enter key.

 

Chkntfs displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.

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I managed to break the loop on the next restart by not inputting my PW and just restarting. I reread your earlier post about deselecting my start up programs and am giving that a try. I had been concentrating on services. (I got that into my head from the forum archive posts I found). So far I've got 20 minutes good. I'll start adding back programs one at a time and see what lock it up. I think I'll run that windows installer fixer first.

 

Neil

 

edit: Didn't get there. Locked up after 35 min. I installed and opened the installer fixer. Windows update popped up and lock! :pullhair:

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disable windows update in the control panel...automatic updates

click on automatic updates and put radiobotton/green dot on disable/turn off updates

click apply and ok to close

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mme;

 

Thanks for all your help but I'm prepping for a clean install. This ordeal has shown me that my registry is full of junk as is my programs folder. It's been two years since I installed this and its time. I think I'll be better off in the long run.

 

Neil

 

:surrender:

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Locking computer is no fun

being in safemode with networking

can get you more infected

your protection is much more less

 

Good Luck

Edward

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Hey mme;

 

I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I've been collecting the scattered install discs and moving files and what not.

 

This is actually the first post in this thread from my PC (as opposed to my lappy I've been using). I've been doing the add one more startup prog in MSCONFIG and try it out for awhile...repeat. But, there are so many buggy problems that I think a clean install is the best option. I did some checking and have concluded that this install has been rumming since may '06. Just shy of three years. Not bad in the grand scheme of things eh?

 

So, thanx again for your help and I'll see you around the pit from time to time.

 

Neil

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Nothing worst than a corrupt registry

it can even affect a install

save what you can

back up important things

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can you go to safemode with networking

download the program again

but this time try using this program to remove it

 

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

 

lets go back to a previous post of mine

 

Download And reinstall the program

Then run the cleaner/uninstaller

once it opens highlight the program choose remove

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